Reply Thu 30 Jul, 2009 08:26 am
I've finally figured out the saying I definitely want, but want to double check the Latin translation...can someone help me out? "When I go you go with me" I'm thinking Latin or Portuguese (sorry if spelling is off, coffee didn't kick in yet). Thanks for any and all help!
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Reply Thu 30 Jul, 2009 08:34 am
Quando eo, mecum is

Of course, you'll want to have someone else review this before committing it to
a tattoo. I can give you other references if you'd like.
Reply Thu 30 Jul, 2009 08:36 am
Thanks George- what I had come up with was something like "Et ego vado, vos vades mecum" I guess I will have to keep asking around. Thanks for quick response and thoughts.
Reply Thu 30 Jul, 2009 08:48 am
"Et ego vado, vos vades mecum"

That's very good.

You are using "vado" for "go", while I used "eo".
I like your choice better. The term "Vade Mecum" is often used for a
handbook or small reference book. "Vade Mecum" means "Go With Me".
So you're in good company with that choice.

In Latin, the pronoun used as subject (in this case "ego" and vos") is
generally dropped because it is implied by the verb. If, however, you wish to
emphasize these words, then you would write them out.

"Et" would mean "even" or "also", but here I think the sense of "Even when"
comes though.
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Reply Sun 9 Aug, 2009 01:35 pm
Shouldn't it be "vadetis" instead of "vades" if you're using vos? Anyway, just wanted to point out how I immediately thought of the Roman marriage ceremony and the "Quando tu Gaius, ego Gaia" line.
Reply Tue 11 Aug, 2009 08:16 am
Yeah, good eye.
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